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Friday, October 3, 2008

Christening Gown Complete!!

It's finally done!! Finished!! Finito!! And I love how it turned out! My baby sister is pregnant and she is due sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December. She's is hoping for a November birth so there is no competition with Christmas *giggle* She looks so cute pregnant!

Last weekend we had her baby shower. Her husband insisted that it be a suprise. You have any idea how hard it is to make it a suprise when Mommies-to-be know they get a shower for the first baby?? Yeah, my sister was not fooled. My BIL even said she put the "excuse" event on the calender as - "Mike's 80th Birthday Brunch (baby shower?)" *LAUGH*

Anyhoo, it was a very nice shower and the food was delish! I still haven't downloaded the picture of my camera yet, hopefully this weekend :) But I do have pictures of the gown!

Christening Gown
Pattern: Christening Gown (Ravelry)
Yarn: Patons Silk Bamboo (7 skeins)
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony size 6
Modifications: the pattern was written incorrectly for the skirt portion! I found the same chevron pattern in The Knitter's Bible and was able to see where the mistake was! I followed the chevron pattern and had NO problems!! I did 8 repeats of the Chevron pattern, 5 rows of st, 1 more repeat of the pattern, 10 rows of st, 1 row k2tog, YO all the way around, knit, bound off.

I am still in search of a bonnet pattern to go with. I also offered to make her a Christening blanket, but not till AFTER Christmas. I have too many other things to make by December 25th as it is! :)


Theresa said...

Oh, that is beautiful! It'll become an heirloom!

Bri said...

Just gorgeous! I"m sure that she loved it.

Javajem said...

Theresa got it right - this will definitely be an heirloom to hand down! It's just beautiful!

And so soft in person!

textillian said...

Bravo! It is a classic.

Kozy Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! There are some lovely lacy bonnets on Ravelry. I did a pattern search for "bonnet" and came up with some sweet lacy ones in the first few pages. My thinking is that you might be able to adapt one of those patterns to the same lace design of the gown. You might also be able to do some booties as well with a lacy cuff. You have truly created a family heirloom that will be treasured for generations!

Jane said...

Oh My Gosh - that is absolutely beautiful! I bet she cried when she opened your gift!